CJK0013 Interactions in a Diverse CommunityView in Catalog
0 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite(s): admission into FPSI program.
Students will learn to communicate effectively and professionally when interacting with people in a variety of circumstances; interact with an individual with physical or developmental disabilities, recognize the signs and symptoms specific to the disability, and provide the most appropriate intervention; interact with veterans in crisis, recognize potential emotional triggers, and recommend available resources; interact with persons exhibiting signs of mental illness using communications skills appropriate for the condition of the individual and understand how to use the Baker Act for an involuntary examination; interact with a person threatening suicide, assess the risk of suicide, and provide services and stabilize the situation; interact with juveniles, assess their behavioral characteristics, and provide the most appropriate response to a call involving a juvenile; interact with a person suspected of substance abuse, apply officer safety skills, and understand how to use the Marchman Act for an involuntary admission; interact with an elderly individual, understand age-related conditions, and make referrals for appropriate intervention; interact with homeless individuals, understand the increasing occurrence of homelessness, and identify related crimes; identify a crisis situation, understand an officer’s duty to recognize, respond, and intervene safely and professionally and to understand the options available to the officer and provide the most appropriate intervention; and identify high-risk groups by the groups’ characteristics and ideology and document criminal or suspected criminal activity.
41 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
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